A 45-year-old member asked:
Why would someone need to have oral maxillofacial surgery?
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 20 years experience
Several Reasons: Oral and maxillofaical surgeons have a broad scope of practice. These include dental extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, bone grafting, trauma surgery, TMJ surgery and treatment, orthognathic jaw surgery, cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery becuase of pathology or trauma, sleep apnea and snoring, biopsies, etc.
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Dentistry 19 years experience
Jaws: An oral maxillofacial surgeon (oral surgeon) treats a wide variety of pathology that occur in the upper and lower jaws. These may include dental problems, soft tissue and bony problems such as tumors and cysts and developmental abnormalities such as cleft palate and skeletal malocclusion.
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Dentistry 24 years experience
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Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth removal, : Difficult tooth removal, cysts in the mid face/jaws, tumors in the mid face/jaws, cancerous tumors on those areas, malocclusion related to jaw misalignment, genetic jaw deformities, trauma to the mid face and lower jaw, pathologic jaw fractures, TMJ issues, and even cosmetic surgery.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What does oral and maxillofacial surgery entail?
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Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 43 years experience
A lot: Oral ; maxillofacial surgery is a specialty of dentistry. It includes dental extractions with special training for wisdom teeth, treatment of dental infections, cysts of the jaws, dental implant placement, repair of facial injuries from trauma, and jaw surgery for facial deformities or abnormal growth and bite discrepancies. The dental management of the medically compromised patient is included.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Oral and maxillofacial surgery questions?
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: There are a number of oral and maxillofacial surgeons on this website who can provide answers to questions.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What is oral and maxillofacial surgery?
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Dental Specialty: Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and facial) region.
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